A protest highlights violence against women, in Lahore, Pakistan, on July 24, after the beheading of a young woman in an upscale neighbourhood in the capital. Rights activists say gender-based assaults are rising as Pakistan moves towards greater religious extremism. Photo: AP
A protest highlights violence against women, in Lahore, Pakistan, on July 24, after the beheading of a young woman in an upscale neighbourhood in the capital. Rights activists say gender-based assaults are rising as Pakistan moves towards greater religious extremism. Photo: AP
Saman Rizwan
Opinion

Opinion

Saman Rizwan

Taliban’s resurgence in Afghanistan bodes ill for women in Pakistan, too

  • Widespread approval of the Taliban in Pakistan reflects the misogyny in both countries’ governance and politics
  • The fear is that developments in Afghanistan will embolden extremist narratives in Pakistan and worsen the underlying gender inequalities

A protest highlights violence against women, in Lahore, Pakistan, on July 24, after the beheading of a young woman in an upscale neighbourhood in the capital. Rights activists say gender-based assaults are rising as Pakistan moves towards greater religious extremism. Photo: AP
A protest highlights violence against women, in Lahore, Pakistan, on July 24, after the beheading of a young woman in an upscale neighbourhood in the capital. Rights activists say gender-based assaults are rising as Pakistan moves towards greater religious extremism. Photo: AP
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